With a focus on providing maximum forgiveness with as much speed as possible, PING today introduced the new G series – the company’s latest game-changing innovations that will provide measurable performance gains without sacrificing any important attributes.
The new G range includes three driver options — standard, SF Tec (Straight Flight Technology) and LS Tec (Low-Spin Technology) — along with three fairway woods (standard, SF Tec and Stretch), hybrids and irons. PING has also announced the introduction of G Crossover, a new category of club designed to provide the distance of a hybrid with the control and accuracy of an iron. All new products can be pre-ordered beginning today at PING-authorised golf shops around the world.
The most visible innovation on the G driver is the newly designed crown, which utilises Dragonfly Technology to enable mass to be redistributed low and back in the clubhead for optimal CG placement, making it both the longest and most forgiving PING driver ever. Inspired by the complex design of a dragonfly’s wings, the G driver’s crown utilises external weight-saving support structures and is both the lightest and thinnest that PING have ever manufactured.
Also new to the G series is the Stretch 3; a larger headed driving 3-wood with a deeper, less-lofted face for golfers seeking a versatile driver alternative or hotter-faced fairway wood. Featuring all the same technological advancements that can be found in the regular G fairway woods (Carpenter 455 steel face, cascading sole design and a uniquely thin crown), the Stretch 3 provides increased ball speeds and less spin, leading to more distance and accuracy. The new G range of fairway woods also includes an SF Tec version which utilises a more heel-side centre of gravity in order to provide shot bend correction.
The new G iron utilises the same revolutionary COR-Eye™ Technology found in GMax, with a deep CG providing more dynamic loft and a strategic approach to the distribution of weight in the heel, toe and hosel locations to provide unmatched forgiveness. Golfers will be able to benefit from increased distance with a higher max shot height and steeper landing angle so that shots hit and hold greens. Upgraded aesthetics include the contrast of a light satin blast finish and mirror polished back, as well as a clean hosel-to-shaft transition through the use of a ferrule.
The new G series hybrids now also incorporate Turbulator Technology for improved ball capture and inspiration at address, with additional improvements including the use of Carpenter 455 steel in order to save weight in the face and crown, as well as a rougher face for higher friction and reduced spin.